Directed by Paul Aaron - Book by Fred Ebb & Norman L. Martin - Based on the Play by Peter Coke - Choreography by Onna White - Orchestrations by Don Walker
Cast: Mildred Natwick (Ida), Lillian Hayman, Goldye Shaw, Lucie Lancaster, Gil Lamb, Hans Conried, Lilian Roth, Tommy Breslin, Henrietta Jacobson, Dorothea Freitag, Thomas Anderson
The plot: A group of old-time performers live at the Sussex Arms, a senior Citizen’s run-down hotel in New York. One of them, Ida, forms a shop-lifting gang; the resulting profits enable them to refurbish the hotel. One day one of their “jobs” don’t go as planned and they’re almost caught, but the cops can’t believe that a group of old people is responsible for the assault. The team decides on one last “job” that will gave them enough money to buy the hotel, but things don’t work well and Ida gets caught. Before the police can take her away she escapes by dying.
Tracks: Old Folks - Home - Broadway, My Street - The Caper - Coffee in a Cardboard Cup - You and I, Love - Do We? - Hit It, Lorraine - See the Light - Boom Ditty Boom - Believe - Go Visit Your Grandmother - 70, Girls, 70 - The Elephant Song - Yes - Finale
Directed by Paul Kerryson - New Book by David Thompson & Norman L. Martin - New Orchestrations by Julian Kelly
Cast: Dora Bryan (Ida), Len Howe, Brian Greene, Pip Hinton, Shezwae Powell, Buster Skeggs, Joan Savage, Bill Bradley, Peter Edbrook, James Gavin, Stephanie Voss, Jo Stewart